- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - A federal judge has set a July trial date in a coal company’s lawsuit against the top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey in Wheeling ordered a July 19 trial date in the case brought by coal giant Murray Energy against EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Bailey also moved back several deadlines at the request of both parties.

In the lawsuit, Murray asserts the EPA has shirked its obligation to conduct job-loss analyses on Clean Air Act regulations.

In this case, the agency says it has conducted continuing evaluations.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide